Mennonite Mission Network has launched Stir Up Peace, a nine-episode educational video series on how nonviolent direct action can create change. The project is a collaboration of MMN and Jonathan and Sarah Nahar with the aim of empowering congregations and individuals to address social problems nonviolently.
The Nahars have many years of experience in peacemaking work. They live in Syracuse, N.Y., where Sarah is working on her doctorate and Jonathan works in Palestinian advocacy and with the Dismantling the Doctrine of Discovery Coalition.
Nonviolent direct action is a strategic response to violence, racism, oppression and injustice. Its tactics reject physical force and the threat of violence to achieve collective goals. The series, which includes curriculum and guidance for group discussion, is free.
The series is available at mennonitemission.net/resources/peace/stir-up-peace.
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